Iko Uwais (right) battles it out in a scene from The Raid (2011), directed by Gareth Evans.

The Raid: what the action hit starring Iko Uwais meant for Indonesian cinema – and what it didn’t

  • The film featuring the vicious Indonesian fighting style of pencat silak was a huge hit, but did not spark a new era of Indonesian action films as expected
  • However, its director, and the martial arts stars Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian have since forged decent film careers
Topic |   Asian cinema

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Iko Uwais (right) battles it out in a scene from The Raid (2011), directed by Gareth Evans.
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